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  • On Building an API

    Content Here
    Seth Gottlieb
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few months ago we announced the availability of the Lionbridge onDemand Public API. While there are many translation APIs in the marketplace, I think that ours is the most comprehensive. Most translation APIs offer one level of translation quality (for example, machine translation or crowd translation or professional translation). The onDemand API allows you to select a translation type that meets your needs. This means that you can integrate with one API and give your customers lots of options. We also support many different content types. For example, we can translate videos as well as…
  • Documents ARE Structured - Just Heterogeneously

    Document U Blog
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Writers in the information management space often speak of structured vs. unstructured data and then analyze documents as if they were "unstructured." However, when documents are clustered by visual similarity, they are actually fairly structured within clusters, e.g., invoices, letters, and emails each have recurring attributes or data elements located in generally the same place in the documents in that cluster. It is actually more accurate to say that documents are heterogeneously structured - once they are clustered into groups of visually-similar documents, there are recurring attributes…
  • Conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 published

    OpenCms News
    Alkacon Software GmbH
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    The complete conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 is online now.  This is our sixth international OpenCms user conference, and a great opportunity for OpenCms users from all around the world to meet and exchange experiences and success stories.  Register your ticket now - a limited number of seats is still available! OpenCms Days 2014 will take place from Monday, Novermver 3 to Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. Step up to OpenCms 9.5 After just one year of development, Alkacon is ready to release the next version 9.5 of OpenCms during this conference. In this…
  • Host Analytics Rocks the New Ovum Decision Matrix for EPM

    Kellblog
    Dave Kellogg
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Every leading industry analyst firm has their own 2×2 matrix — Garter has the magic quadrant, Forrester has the wave, and Ovum has the decision matrix. The intent of each of these graphical devices is the same:  to provide a simple picture that selects the top vendors in a category and positions them by (1) a rating on the quality of their strategy and (2) a rating on the quality of the execution of their strategy. While the ratings are inherently subjective, each customers has his/her own unique requirements, and “your mileage may vary,” these matrices are useful…
  • Managing case files and My Cousin Vinny – both will bring you to tears for different reasons.

    Alfresco Blog
    Joe Tong
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    “I’d sure like to get a look at those files…” Vinny Gambini Every lawyer knows two things – every line of the movie My Cousin Vinny and that managing files for case work gets more difficult every day. In the movie, Vinny Gambini works his magic to get access to the case files for his nephew – access that he legally has right to. The files come to him in a well-organized file box in nice folders. Today, sharing and accessing those files isn’t so easy – with the varied file types, issues in sharing content and legacy case management systems. In May, The American Bar…
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    Content Here

  • On Building an API

    Seth Gottlieb
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few months ago we announced the availability of the Lionbridge onDemand Public API. While there are many translation APIs in the marketplace, I think that ours is the most comprehensive. Most translation APIs offer one level of translation quality (for example, machine translation or crowd translation or professional translation). The onDemand API allows you to select a translation type that meets your needs. This means that you can integrate with one API and give your customers lots of options. We also support many different content types. For example, we can translate videos as well as…
  • Is WordPress the Microsoft Windows of Web Content Management?

    Seth Gottlieb
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    We run our corporate marketing sites on WordPress. It’s not the perfect web content management system for us but, as long as we keep things simple, it does the job reasonably well. When we want to do something that WordPress doesn’t comfortably handle, we tend to use an alternative platform such as Marketo, UnBounce, or develop static web pages. WordPress is great, but one thing to consider when using it is that you make yourself a target to all sorts of hacker attacks. When planning server capacity, we need to accept that a lot of our traffic comes from bots trying to hack into…
  • Radio Silence

    Seth Gottlieb
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting here much over the last year. More likely, you haven’t noticed at all. Blogs are often like that. They come and go depending on the whims of the blogger. The reason for my silence is that my focus has shifted from pure content management to lean product development, web application development, and cloud-base architecture. At Lionbridge, I have been helping to build a business called Lionbridge onDemand. It has been a little over a year since our first sale and I am in a constant state of amazement about how things are growing.
  • Internet Explorer, you did it again

    Seth Gottlieb
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I learned something new about IE9 today. Apparently, when visiting a site in the same domain as the computer, IE9 defaults to compatibility (quirks) mode. I am guessing that this is Microsoft trying to accommodate crappy intranet sites (cough cough SHAREPOINT cough cough). So, if your site depends on standards mode, you might find that it looks fine in the real world but not in the office. I work remotely and this has burned me twice. Both times my launch celebration was cut short by complaints from colleagues in the office who saw broken pages. Now I know…. And you do too. Hat tip to…
  • Evolutionary Software Development: A Model for Maintaining Web Sites and Applications

    Seth Gottlieb
    17 Dec 2013 | 9:50 am
    Since I got into software development back in 1995, I have been exposed to many different software development methodologies. I started out with a highly structured waterfall model (which is hard to avoid with fixed bid projects). Whenever possible, I have advocated agile approaches and I have been on teams that have practiced agile methods like Scrum with varying degrees of fidelity. Overall, I love the values of agile but the agile methodologies that I know of don’t quite feel right for the kind of work I do now. These days my job focuses on managing several different web sites and…
 
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    Kellblog

  • Host Analytics Rocks the New Ovum Decision Matrix for EPM

    Dave Kellogg
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Every leading industry analyst firm has their own 2×2 matrix — Garter has the magic quadrant, Forrester has the wave, and Ovum has the decision matrix. The intent of each of these graphical devices is the same:  to provide a simple picture that selects the top vendors in a category and positions them by (1) a rating on the quality of their strategy and (2) a rating on the quality of the execution of their strategy. While the ratings are inherently subjective, each customers has his/her own unique requirements, and “your mileage may vary,” these matrices are useful…
  • Thoughts on Hiring:  Working for TBH

    Dave Kellogg
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    One of the most awkward situations in business is trying to recruit someone who will work for to-be-hired (TBH).   For example, say you’ve started a search for a director of product marketing, have a few great candidates in play, only to have your marketing VP suddenly quit the company to take care of a sick parent.   Boom, you’re in a working-for-TBH situation. These are hard for many reasons: Unknown boss effect. While your product marketing candidate may love the company, the market space, the would-be direct reports, and the rest of the marketing team, the fact is (as a good…
  • A Missive to Human Resources (HR)

    Dave Kellogg
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I built a very successful marketing career based on a three-word mission statement that I picked up from Chris Greendale, back when I was a product marketer at Ingres.  Chris always said that marketing exists to make sales easier. I loved those three words.  I embraced that simple concept.  I made it my reductionist mission statement.  I taught it to every marketer I knew.  I loved it because it just made so much sense — if you derived a startup from scratch you’d first hire a developer and then salesperson.  Only after you had a bunch of salespeople would you then hire…
  • The Ultimate SaaS Metric: The Customer Lifetime Value to Customer Acquisition Cost Ratio (LTV/CAC)

    Dave Kellogg
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I’m a big fan of software-as-a-service (SaaS) metrics.  I’ve authored very deep posts on SaaS renewals rates and customer acquisition costs.  I also routinely point readers to other great posts on the topic, including: David Skok’s excellent posts on SaaS metrics Bessemer’s great articles on cloud computing, the CAC ratio, and more recently 30 Questions every SaaS leaders should be able to answer. Insight Venture Partners’ very useful periodic tables of SaaS sales metrics (PDF) and digital marketing metrics (PDF). But in today’s post, I’m going…
  • You Can’t Analyze Churn by Analyzing Churn

    Dave Kellogg
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    One thing that amazes me is when I hear people talk about how they analyze churn in a cloud, software as a service (SaaS), or other recurring revenue business. You hear things like: “17% of our churn comes from emerging small business (ESB) segment, which is normal because small businesses are inherently unstable.” “22% of our churn comes from companies in the $1B+ revenue range, indicating that we may have a problem meeting enterprise needs.” “40% of the customers in the residential mortgage business churned, indicating there is something wrong our product for…
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    OpenCms News

  • Conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 published

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    The complete conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 is online now.  This is our sixth international OpenCms user conference, and a great opportunity for OpenCms users from all around the world to meet and exchange experiences and success stories.  Register your ticket now - a limited number of seats is still available! OpenCms Days 2014 will take place from Monday, Novermver 3 to Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. Step up to OpenCms 9.5 After just one year of development, Alkacon is ready to release the next version 9.5 of OpenCms during this conference. In this…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Early Bird Registration extended

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    By popular request, the early bird registration rate has been extended for one more week until September7, 2014. That means one more week to get your ticket with a 20% discounted. Reserve your ticket today and pay just 200 € instead of the regular 250 € per ticket. Don`t miss out on a great conference and register now! The OpenCms Days 2014 will take place November 3-4 in Cologne, Germany.   OpenCms Days 2014 conference and expo is an event organized by Alkacon Software GmbH. The goal of the event is to promote OpenCms and strengthen the OpenCms community.
  • Alkacon OpenCms Partner Program Launched

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Alkacon has launched a new OpenCms Partner Program. This program is open for IT solution providers, consultant companies, web agencies and all other companies offering professional OpenCms services. Alkacon partners have a proven record of successful OpenCms projects and adhere OpenCms implementation best practices. The new partner program provides customers a choice of quality OpenCms service providers that are backed up by Alkacon. Benefits of the Alkacon OpenCms Partner program include: Direct contact person at Alkacon Get inside information about the next OpenCms version List your…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Save the date!

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:52 am
    One highlight of the international user conference and expo will be the release of OpenCms 9.5. OpenCms Days will be the perfect opportunity to exchange experiences around OpenCms with high profile participants and speakers from all over the world. OpenCms Days 2014 will take place  Monday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 4  in Cologne, Germany. Please note this date and do not miss out on a great conference. Further information will follow shortly.  We hope to see you in Cologne in November!
  • Alkacon OCEE 4.0.1 / 3.5.4 released

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    20 Feb 2014 | 4:06 am
    Alkacon OCEE for OpenCms is a commercial extension for OpenCms that offers Support for LDAP, Clustering, Replication and improved performance. Full information about OCEE is available on the Alkacon website. The new OCEE version 4.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes some issues of earlier OCEE versions. A new version 3.5.4 for OpenCms 8.x is also available.  Please see the OCEE release notes for a full description about the new features and changes in this version. OCEE 4.0.1 is required by the new OpenCms 9.0.1 and backward compatible with all older OpenCms 9 versions. About…
 
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    Alfresco Blog

  • Managing case files and My Cousin Vinny – both will bring you to tears for different reasons.

    Joe Tong
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    “I’d sure like to get a look at those files…” Vinny Gambini Every lawyer knows two things – every line of the movie My Cousin Vinny and that managing files for case work gets more difficult every day. In the movie, Vinny Gambini works his magic to get access to the case files for his nephew – access that he legally has right to. The files come to him in a well-organized file box in nice folders. Today, sharing and accessing those files isn’t so easy – with the varied file types, issues in sharing content and legacy case management systems. In May, The American Bar…
  • Why Alfresco Rose Above the Crowd

    Jeff Klemens
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    By Jeff Klemens, Principal of Sageview Capital The funding environment in Silicon Valley today is best classified as both dynamic and robust. Buoyed by both strong consumer successes such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and GoPro, and enterprise winners including Splunk, Workday, Palo Alto Networks and ServiceNow, the venture capital and growth equity community have seen a rebound in investor returns and a corresponding increase in capital allocated to finding the next disruptive growth company. This comes at a time when the impact of mobility, cloud computing, social media, open source…
  • The Road Less Traveled in Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

    Doug Dennerline
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    2014 has been an exciting year thus far for Alfresco. Our developer Community continues to expand, we’ve brought great new partners into the fold, and we are incredibly honored to have been selected by some very prestigious new customers. Even better, our visionary product innovation at the intersection of business-critical content, process and collaboration continues at breakneck speed. As a result, Alfresco is on a growth trajectory that is triple the growth rate of the ECM industry overall1, and the company is growing more than 30 percent annually. I couldn’t be happier and hope you…
  • Our Commitment to a Strong Open Source Product

    John Newton
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    In 2009, I wrote a blog post entitled, “Building a Stronger Open Source Product”. I used that post to share the philosophy behind Alfresco Community Edition, and to provide guidelines for when a feature of Alfresco is made freely-available and when it is paid-only. Alfresco has evolved significantly since that time. We added one SaaS offering and are working on another, we published mobile apps and SDK’s for both iOS and Android, and we released an enterprise version of Activiti. At Alfresco Summit we will be discussing our release of Alfresco 5.0. That’s a lot of change in the last…
  • Americas Partner Award Winners 2014

    Joe Tong
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Alfresco comes alive with our partner solutions – our partner ecosystem continues to grow with more partners building Alfresco based solutions. Last month we celebrated top partners in the Americas at a Partner Training event held at our US Headquarters in San Mateo.  It’s always great to get partners together with our Executive, Engineering and Sales teams – the result is always more focus around solutions that can deliver greater value to our customers. I wanted to recognize our top partners as these awards reflect their dedication to Alfresco. Technology Services Group – Partner…
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    CMS Rockstar

  • Overpopulation is troublesome

    R Star
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    I was reading an article on the Time website about how overpopulation is one of the largest issues that the world needs to address if we want to curb some of the environmental problems.  The supply and demand imbalance is largely contributing to the skyrocketing food and energy prices. One of the things that I ...>>Read more
  • If you think you can talk me into this, you’ve got another think coming!

    R Star
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    My uncle has been trying to “talk some sense into me” by telling me that a regimen that includes a frequently used Colon Cleanse product would be good for me.  He has recently become a “convert” into the cult of Colon Cleansers.  I think he’s certifiably nuts!  He thinks that it is a good thing to take ...>>Read more
  • My aunt in London

    R Star
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    I have an aunt that moved to London five years ago.  She comes to visit us every summer for a couple of weeks on her annual holiday.  She plans to come see us this year right before Columbus Day, and I am really looking forward to seeing her again.  She taught me how to ride ...>>Read more
  • Smart people backup their files

    R Star
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Online Backup is a great convenience to have when you are concerned about making sure that all of your important files will be saved without having to buy more storage devices taking up space in your own home or office.  Sure, saving files to CDs and thumb drives is fine short-term, or when you want to ...>>Read more
  • E-waste

    R Star
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    My cousin sent me an email telling me to read an article on the Time website in the Health and Science section about how the US generates tons of toxic electronic garbage and ships it to poorer countries such as India and China and Nigeria. The impoverished workers there strip the machines down and try ...>>Read more
 
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • SAP Acquires Concur for Estimated $8.3 Billion

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    SAP announced it has acquired a business travel management software provider that will beef up its HANA platform. It will acquire Bellevue, Wash.,-based Concur Technologies for an estimated $8.3 billion. Concur comes with 23,000 customers and 4,200 employees, according to a letter to customers from the SAP Global Managing Board. SAP officials said this supports the SAP "run simple" plan for business software. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • Can Akumina Make SharePoint a Web CMS Contender?

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    In the age of digital experience, not all companies are rushing into relationships with superpower providers like Adobe, Sitecore and Oracle.Most, however, already have SharePoint, and many of those are trying to figure out how to extend its use to public-facing websites. Enter Akumina, a three-year-old company whose founders have extensive experience in building and deploying such websites. It’s led by CEO Ed Rogers and COO Steve Sherkanowski, who worked for years managing technical, operations and marketing activities at Ektron. The Nashua, N.H.-based company recently introduced…
  • Wrapping Up Hubspot's #INBOUND14

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    HubSpot’s INBOUND 2014 conference wrapped up yesterday in Boston, ending a week of events punctuated by higher-than-anticipated attendance and the company’s announcement that it would be launching a new sales platform. It includes a free CRM and what the company calls a “sales acceleration product” called Sidekick. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • SharePoint Users Stick with Older Versions, Eye Hybrid Cloud #SPTechCon

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    When we caught up in Boston a year ago with SharePoint Technology Conference Chair David Rubinstein, SharePoint 2013, Office 365 capabilities and mobile were all the rage.   Same conference, next year at the Boston Park Plaza hotel? The cloud. SharePoint Online. When’s the big move coming? The truth is, for most organizations — at least those among the 1,000 at the conference this week — they’re still flying in 2010 and even 2007 air space when it comes to SharePoint technology. "The majority of our attendees still sit on 2010 and 2007 versions of…
  • Gimme a Break, Larry Ellison's Still Running Oracle

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Larry Ellison got just what he wanted. Instead of everyone criticizing his leadership when Oracle reported that it had missed both its sales and profit estimates yesterday, they’re talking about his heralded career and how he just ceded his CEO position to become the company’s CTO. Not only is he being called a visionary and one of Technology’s foremost luminaries, but a CEO who has planned well for his succession. All of this is true, of course, but so is something else. The only thing that actually has changed at Oracle is a few job titles. Want proof? Read full story...
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    CMS Report

  • 5 Predictions: What the Future Holds For CRM Systems

    Rick Delgado
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    When it comes to tools that can help businesses reach out to more and more people, customer relationship management (CRM) systems are some of the most important currently being used. In a nutshell, CRM systems help companies keep track of customer information, with automation and organization of data being crucial elements of the software.
  • 9 in 10 UK Retail Leaders Want more Influence over IT Decisions and Budgets

    RealWire
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Research Reveals an IT Power Shift Underway in UK Retailers IT must do more to support…
  • Protecting Your WiFi Network From Hackers

    Rick Delgado
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    It may come as a bit of a shock, but many people simply don’t have security on their minds. With all the stories concerning major security breaches of large corporations like Target and Home Depot, businesses are definitely paying attention, but many private individuals don’t look at data security as a top priority. Even some smaller companies, while focusing on security for sensitive information, may unwittingly engage in practices putting that data at risk. One particular point of emphasis is the WiFi network.
  • Confirmit Launches Mobile App for Research Panels

    RealWire
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    New app provides seamless brand experience and improves engagement for research panelists New York,…
  • New Study: How Does Google Judge Content Quality?

    RealWire
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Brands Rank Higher Without Fulfilling Many Criteria Required Of Other Websites According To Searchmetrics US Google Ranking Factors 2014 Study To achieve a high ranking position on Google, websites need to include high quality content that provides a great user experience according to new research announced today by Searchmetrics. The company found that high quality content covers a topic more comprehensively and is written in a way that is easier for the average person to read. As expected, these types of pages have better user signals, such as higher click-through rates and more time spent…
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    CMS Critic

  • BuddyPress 2.1 Patsy Released

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    The final version of BuddyPress 2.1 has been unveiled, just days after the Release Candidate went live. Following the same trend as WordPress, BuddyPress also name their major releases. However, instead of famous musicians, they opt for eateries. BuddyPress 2.1, therefore, has been named after Patsy’s, a classic pizzeria in East Harlem, NYC.
  • New Website Builder Oxxy Launches Public Beta

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Oxxy has launched its public beta for the first time, having completed a closed beta phase. As the new website builder on the block, Oxxy describes itself as being part of the new generation of HTML5 website building platforms. The team behind Oxxy have been busy developing a technology with a focus on the web building experience that aims to be simpler and more intuitive than any other platform on the market. 
  • The Sitecore Symposium 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The 2014 Sitecore Symposium has come and gone but has left an imprint in the minds of all the attendees. It's one week later and you can still feel the buzz in the air. Read on to find out how it went and why you should attend next year.
  • BuddyPress 2.1 Release Candidate Now Available

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    BuddyPress are now edging closer to the release of version 2.1, making the release candidate available for the first (and last) time. Built by the guys behind WordPress, BuddyPress allows you to create a fully featured social network inside your WordPress.org powered site. 
  • Advanced Guide to A/B Testing: Take Your Site from Professional to Elite

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Perfection is always in your approach. It’s in the manner that you move toward an untouchable ideal. This is what I believe A/B testing is all about, the pursuit of perfection. In the case of A/B testing, perfection would be a conversion rate of 100% — a metric that is completely impossible to achieve.
 
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • SAP Acquires Concur for Estimated $8.3 Billion

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    SAP announced it has acquired a business travel management software provider that will beef up its HANA platform. It will acquire Bellevue, Wash.,-based Concur Technologies for an estimated $8.3 billion. Concur comes with 23,000 customers and 4,200 employees, according to a letter to customers from the SAP Global Managing Board. SAP officials said this supports the SAP "run simple" plan for business software. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • Can Akumina Make SharePoint a Web CMS Contender?

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    In the age of digital experience, not all companies are rushing into relationships with superpower providers like Adobe, Sitecore and Oracle.Most, however, already have SharePoint, and many of those are trying to figure out how to extend its use to public-facing websites. Enter Akumina, a three-year-old company whose founders have extensive experience in building and deploying such websites. It’s led by CEO Ed Rogers and COO Steve Sherkanowski, who worked for years managing technical, operations and marketing activities at Ektron. The Nashua, N.H.-based company recently introduced…
  • Wrapping Up Hubspot's #INBOUND14

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    HubSpot’s INBOUND 2014 conference wrapped up yesterday in Boston, ending a week of events punctuated by higher-than-anticipated attendance and the company’s announcement that it would be launching a new sales platform. It includes a free CRM and what the company calls a “sales acceleration product” called Sidekick. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • SharePoint Users Stick with Older Versions, Eye Hybrid Cloud #SPTechCon

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    When we caught up in Boston a year ago with SharePoint Technology Conference Chair David Rubinstein, SharePoint 2013, Office 365 capabilities and mobile were all the rage.   Same conference, next year at the Boston Park Plaza hotel? The cloud. SharePoint Online. When’s the big move coming? The truth is, for most organizations — at least those among the 1,000 at the conference this week — they’re still flying in 2010 and even 2007 air space when it comes to SharePoint technology. "The majority of our attendees still sit on 2010 and 2007 versions of…
  • Gimme a Break, Larry Ellison's Still Running Oracle

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Larry Ellison got just what he wanted. Instead of everyone criticizing his leadership when Oracle reported that it had missed both its sales and profit estimates yesterday, they’re talking about his heralded career and how he just ceded his CEO position to become the company’s CTO. Not only is he being called a visionary and one of Technology’s foremost luminaries, but a CEO who has planned well for his succession. All of this is true, of course, but so is something else. The only thing that actually has changed at Oracle is a few job titles. Want proof? Read full story...
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    The CMS Myth

  • What Happens in Vegas Won’t Stay In Vegas!

    James Gardner
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    We’re in Vegas, baby! If you follow the world of CMS and haven’t been glued to Apple’s news all day, you surely know it’s for Sitecore’s North American Symposium. The conference brings together Sitecore experts, developers, partners and customers from around the globe for two days of education, inspiration and socializing. We’ll be sharing more thoughts as the event’s announcements and presentations unfold, but here’s some of the highlights of this morning’s keynote by Sitecore CEO, Michael Seifert. He and his colleagues stirred the crowd up…
  • There’s no crying in content management

    Jeff Cram
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The team from Loyola University of Maryland gave a fantastic presentation at eduWeb 2014 in Baltimore about empowering authors for success with web publishing. April Arnold, Kimberly Hall and Amy Filardo co-presented on the case-study-driven story about how they wrangled more than 200 content authors from what was described as a “content crisis” to a more empowered, supported, and happier place. The presentation, awesomely titled ‘There’s no Crying in Content Management,’ started with familiar CMS woes inside higher education. The CMS had a “bad…
  • 174 days without a CMS incident

    Clint Lundmark
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    We welcome guest CMS Mythbuster Clint Lundmark to the blog. Clint oversees some large-scale CMS platforms in Portland, Oregon and literally has a sign in the office announcing the number of days without a CMS incident. Where there’s a sign, there’s a story and we had to hear what’s happening. A while back I inherited administrative support for our CMS we migrated to a year earlier. It wasn’t the best situation. The system was considered flakey and unreliable. Users were unhappy, support staff was getting late night phone calls, and management was explaining each and every incident to…
  • Running First Meetings with Prospective Agency Partners

    James Gardner
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Part 3 of a 10 part series (The right digital agency partner can make or break your organization’s online success. And yet, unless you’re extremely lucky, your partner will only be as good as the process by which you find and select them. In this 10-part series, we’ll share what we’ve learned from our clients about agency selection processes that lead to successful, enduring relationships.) Ready for your agency selection process to get fun? In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the importance of getting early internal alignment and curating a tight list of qualified…
  • What You See Is Scrambled Eggs

    Jeff Cram
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    As if this Friday couldn’t get any better, Paul Ford just published a wicked-amusing account of his trials and tribulations wrestling with a WYSIWYG editor — complete with a 484-character headline and some utterly necessary animated GIFs. Don’t even bother reading our longwinded thoughts on why people hate their CMS. Paul captures a day-in-the-life of author experience real-time fiddling with Kinja, Gawker’s own publishing platform built to “break down the walls between readers and writers.” If Paul’s account is any indication, sounds like it…
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    Another DAM blog

  • Another DAM podcast celebrates over 4 years of audio content and interviews on Digital Asset Management

    Henrik de Gyor
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Another DAM podcast is now 4 years old and is still the longest running podcast about Digital Asset Management in the world. With 144 podcasts episodes so far, there is plenty more coming. As of this date, there are 99 interviews available with Digital Asset Management professionals and counting. These are interviews with real people working in the real world on Digital Asset Management. Many of them are hands on. Want to learn how they reached their successes and overcame their challenges with DAM? Listen and learn. It’s there.   If you like what you heard (or read the transcripts)…
  • DAM Foundation creates and launches Digital Asset Management courses online

    Henrik de Gyor
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    After many requests from the DAM community and over a year of work, the DAM Foundation has created and launched online courses on Digital Asset Management to meet the increasing demand. Special thanks to Elizabeth Keathley, Mark Davey, some other DAM Foundation board members and other DAM professionals who helped create these online courses. DAM Foundation has launched the first online course in August 2014. These courses are self-paced. Each assessment is reviewed by a DAM Professional. According to the DAM Foundation website… “The first lesson of the five-part Introduction to…
  • Digital Asset Management Book Giveaway

    Henrik de Gyor
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    There is a benefit to reading the transcripts found with Another DAM podcast about Digital Asset Management. We are giving away one free copy of Tobias Blanke‘s latest book titled: Digital Asset Ecosystems: Rethinking crowds and clouds To enter this book giveway, email the podcast host with a one paragraph summary on what this book is about (from the podcast transcript) by no later than August 24, 2014. A random drawing of the email submissions after this date will award one lucky winner this book. The book will be shipped directly by the author. You could even ask for the book to…
  • Fifth Anniversary of NYC DAM Meetup

    Henrik de Gyor
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    On July 20, 2009, Chad Beer started the NYC DAM Meetup with Michael Hollitscher. When they started this Digital Asset Management specific meetup, I still remember how exciting the idea of having regular events about DAM was. And still is. We would not have to wait an entire year for the few annual conferences to roll in for a couple days to network with the best in the field. It has become very clear that over the years New York City is the DAM Capital of the world. No other area in the world has more DAM professionals and no other city has more people showing up to  DAM specific events than…
  • 2014 Henry Stewart NY DAM Conference on May 1-2

    Henrik de Gyor
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The largest Digital Asset Management Conference is the Henry Stewart DAM Conference  in New York City. In 2014, this DAM Conference will be held on May 1 and May 2. Your choices of large DAM Conferences are now limited since Createasphere DAM Conferences no longer exist as of December 2013. There are however some vendor specific DAM conferences throughout the year. Henry Stewart DAM NY is still the longest running and largest DAM Conference available in the DAM market today. What is going on at DAM NY 2014? On April 30, there are some pre-event tutorials available including: Fundamentals…
 
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    Web Content Management

  • What criteria should you use when selecting a new CMS?

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Narrowing down your platform choices. You’ve gotten your whole team on board and have decided it’s time for a new CMS. You’ve done your market research and have found that there are countless content management options available, how will you narrow down your selection to create a shortlist of platforms?  Using these four criteria should help you narrow your search to a more manageable list of content management systems. 1) Open Source vs. Proprietary Keep in mind that when looking at making your shortlist of platforms, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either…
  • Why your CMS should be your content marketer’s best friend

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing is the latest marketing trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime fast. And, it would seem to most, that your content marketing efforts and your content management system (CMS) should go together hand-and-hand to make your life easier. While it’s not quite as cut and dry as “I have a CMS, therefore I can do content marketing”, using your CMS to optimize your content marketing will not only help your organization as a whole, but it will make your marketing team's lives much easier. There are several ways you can utilize your CMS to optimize…
  • Optimizing your responsive Sitecore site’s performance

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Creating a site that is accessible to your mobile users is vital in today’s world. This is why many Sitecore customers are choosing to build their site responsively. Responsive web design (RWD) refers to designing and building your site on grids and percentages to make your site respond to whatever device a visitor is using to give them the best possible experience. Using RWD to build your Sitecore site will not eliminate the need to optimize your site’s performance to improve your user experience. How can you optimize your site for better performance?  Asset Compression You…
  • Should you use Open Source for your CMS?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A look at the pros and cons of using an open source CMS platform for your site Choosing a CMS is never an easy task. At Oshyn, we’ve seen our fair share of CMS selection projects. We know what to look out for and what features of a platform will really be important to your business (for more detailed information about choosing a CMS - check out our free white paper). One topic that we see come up repeatedly when choosing a CMS is whether or not to go the open source route. While each individual project will have its own specific set of criteria that need to be examined in order to…
  • Using Sitecore to Send Android Push Notifications

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Push notifications are a great way to increase engagement with your app and keep users up-to-date on the latest improvements and updates of your app. Today, I’ll show you how to send a push notification with a Sitecore custom button. First, we have to understand how push notifications for Android works, and then create the functionality for Sitecore. Overview The first thing we have to do is to create an account in the Google Developer Console andcreate a new project. Then we will get the Sender ID and the Application ID numbersthat we will use in the Android app and our function to…
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    Digital Asset Management News

  • New DAM Books Site

    Ralph Windsor
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Today, we launched a site about Digital Asset Management Books.  Along similar lines to some of our other simpler description-based DAM resources, dambooks.org is a list of titles, link to where you can buy them and (where relevant) some additional resources provided by each author.  There are a number of other places which list DAM-related books now, […]New DAM Books Site is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Widen Employees Talk DAM

    Ralph Windsor
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Over on the Widen blog this week, they have an interview with three of their employees.  As a general rule, I find these ‘meet the staff’ type of posts that some companies go in for to be a an embarrassing form of ritualised employee humiliation that manages to combine the most obnoxious elements of HR and marketing into one very dull package.  On […]Widen Employees Talk DAM is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • ECM And DAM – Are They Better Together Or Should You Vote For Independence?

    Ralph Windsor
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    In the UK this week, the news has been dominated by the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence where people in Scotland get to decide if they wish to become a self-governing nation state or remain united with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  I gather from those who I talk to from other countries that it has recently […]ECM And DAM – Are They Better Together Or Should You Vote For Independence? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Oracle Acquires Front Porch Digital

    Ralph Windsor
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Mega-vendor, Oracle have acquired content storage and distribution provider, Front Porch Digital earlier this week: “Front Porch Digital’s unique capabilities complement Oracle’s high performance and scalable engineered storage solutions. The combination of Oracle with Front Porch Digital is expected to create the most comprehensive enterprise-grade cloud and on-premise content storage management solution to help organizations efficiently manage the […]Oracle Acquires Front Porch Digital is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • DAM Guru Members Share Their Insight On ASMP’s Strictly Business Blog

    Ralph Windsor
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    All this week, the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) have given over their Strictly Business blog to members of the DAM Guru Program (DGP), who are posting a series of information articles to explain more about the benefits of DAM for photographers.  Ben Smidt, who manages DGP sent a circular to members yesterday with a […]DAM Guru Members Share Their Insight On ASMP’s Strictly Business Blog is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
 
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    The OnBase Blog

  • #OTTC14: Stomping the Beast of Inefficiency

    Gabriel Baird
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    As OnBase by Hyland concluded the OnBase Training & Technology Conference (OTTC) today, the Beast of Inefficiency was nowhere to be found. OnBase users had made a mockery all week of the brute that had once been a bugaboo in so many organizations. Dozens snapped selfies with cardboard likenesses of the eternal enemy of productivity. Beast watchers speculated that […]
  • #OTTC14: Attendees sit down with OnBase executives for an informative fireside chat

    Katie Alberti
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Our customers are our partners. It’s been one of Hyland’s core values since its founding. And today, our executives demonstrated just that – answering customer questions during the general session at the OnBase Training & Technology Conference (OTTC). Attendees were treated to our annual Fireside Chat on Wednesday morning as part of the conference’s general session. During […]
  • #OTTC14: Case management: Painting a new landscape in information access

    Amanda Ulery
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Earlier today, I had the chance to speak to a heavily air-conditioned room full of OnBase customers about case management at our annual OnBase Training & Technology Conference (OTTC). My co-presenters and I had one main goal: To help the OnBase community understand how the concept of “case management” is transforming the enterprise content management (ECM) […]
  • #OTTC14: Find out first at OTTC: OnBase 14 debuts!

    Glenn Gibson
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    An exciting aspect to this year’s OnBase Training & Technology Conference (OTTC) is that we released the best version of our enterprise content management (ECM) solution suite yet – OnBase 14! Taking our latest version for a test drive is a great way to see how OnBase is evolving to solve the current issues your organization is […]
  • What do EDUCAUSE, IT leadership and Safety Patrol have in common? More than you think.

    Laurel Stiller
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    It’s my daughter’s final year in elementary school, so the start of school has brought new opportunities for leadership – like Safety Patrol. Her duties include directing kids and parents across streets safely, letting drivers know where to pick up and drop off children according to carefully-thought-out traffic patterns, and basically keeping things from turning […]
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    Coveo Insights Blog

  • Big News from Sitecore Symposium: Introducing Coveo for Sitecore – Free Edition

    Marie-Michèle Caron
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    We’re wrapping up our time here at Sitecore Symposium Las Vegas, where we just shared some exciting news: we announced the launch of a free edition of Coveo for Sitecore, our advanced search solution for Sitecore websites! Take a look at the official announcement for full details. With Coveo for Sitecore, companies can easily configure […]
  • With Thanks to Our Partner Community

    Marie-Michèle Caron
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We have received incredible support from our partner community since Gartner positioned Coveo as the most visionary leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search last month. Over on its company blog, our strategic technology partner Lexalytics discussed the new Quadrant, highlighting the implications of Gartner’s increased focus on contextualization in the enterprise search space. […]
  • Power Your Customer Service with Unified Search-Driven Knowledge

    Tucker Hall
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Customers are more mobile and socially networked than ever before, and they are empowered to engage with companies across a growing number of channels — from self-service portals and contact centers, to social media and field service engagements. Today’s savvy customer expects (and deserves) a seamless and consistent service experience across all of these channels. […]
  • Standing Tall as the Most Visionary Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

    Louis Têtu
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    When Gartner released its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search report last week, it was a tremendous moment for us here at Coveo. Take a look below. We are recognized as the most visionary leader in the enterprise search market today. This is incredible recognition for us, as it’s a commendation of the passionate innovation […]
  • I Have Preferences, Therefore I Am: Embracing Knowledge Diversity With an “Intranet of Everywhere”

    Tucker Hall
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    During a webinar last week, we explored how companies have been able to overcome knowledge-access and intranet-adoption challenges by embracing a search-driven “Intranet of Everywhere.” Intranets have seen much evolution in the 20+ years they’ve been around, but one of their core objectives from the start—to connect workers with the knowledge they need, when and […]
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    Hobbs On Tech -- All Blog Posts

  • What's your number? The potential extent of web change impact.

    David Hobbs
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Perhaps my biggest pet peeve in our industry is people thinking way too small about their web presences. One-off microsites are an example, where they may be tauted as a big splash when really they usually hinder broader goals of the organization (such as maintaining brand consistency over the long term). Or revamp / migration projects where a tiny glimpse of the total web presence "face" of your organization is changed (or some initial sections are launched without a real plan to make changes across the board). But it goes even deeper: even the way teams are organized, sometimes…
  • Digital beauty is only skin deep (and fleeting)

    David Hobbs
    19 May 2014 | 7:27 am
    As an industry, we are not only too concerned with surface beauty, but we are attracted to the worst kind: fleeting beauty.  On Twitter Baldur Bjarnason tweeted a link to the following excerpt from the New York Times Innovation Report along with the comment "The report, IMO, underlines the uselessness of 'snowfalling' as an innovation strategy":  I couldn't agree more, and the concept of maximizing impact / replicability is a central to my new book Website Product Management: Keeping focused during change. In this article, let's first look at the…
  • Communicating website migration concerns

    David Hobbs
    25 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    Do you have concerns about your upcoming website migration? Do you feel that you need to better communicate these concerns? I suggest following these steps (you can also download the flowchart as a one-pager): 1. Communicate impacts and alternatives The first  step is to communicate two things:  The impact of the current plan Alternatives Sometimes all that's needed is to clearly articulate an alternative approach. So for example let's say that you are concerned that migrating all your old magazine articles is going to take way too much time. In addition to…
  • Visualizing the impact

    David Hobbs
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Teams frequently agree to digital strategies without understanding the impact of those agreements. The downside: these strategies often cannot be implemented or will not meet business goals. Qualitative illustrations of impact to confirm buy-in In general everyone has fairly highly honed skills for visualizing (and receiving the message of) the positive impact of changes, so here I will concentrate on visualizing the costs of making big changes as well as the disadvantages of not taking action. This isn’t about quantitative costs in the ROI sense, but costs in a more qualitative…
  • It's not about post-launch either: Principles of constant change

    David Hobbs
    22 Jan 2014 | 9:19 am
    From launch tunnel vision to constant change As an industry we focus way too much on big launches and redesigns. I'm certainly not new in saying that, and in fact in some ways it is almost cliche to note this. But I would like to go beyond that to both define some principles of constant change (in this article) and how to do stay focused during change (in my upcoming book Website Product Management: Keeping Focused During Change). First let's look at why we want to move away from tunnel vision on launches, and other ways of thinking about change on websites. Note: even when we do need…
 
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    Web Content Management

  • What criteria should you use when selecting a new CMS?

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Narrowing down your platform choices. You’ve gotten your whole team on board and have decided it’s time for a new CMS. You’ve done your market research and have found that there are countless content management options available, how will you narrow down your selection to create a shortlist of platforms?  Using these four criteria should help you narrow your search to a more manageable list of content management systems. 1) Open Source vs. Proprietary Keep in mind that when looking at making your shortlist of platforms, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either…
  • Why your CMS should be your content marketer’s best friend

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing is the latest marketing trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime fast. And, it would seem to most, that your content marketing efforts and your content management system (CMS) should go together hand-and-hand to make your life easier. While it’s not quite as cut and dry as “I have a CMS, therefore I can do content marketing”, using your CMS to optimize your content marketing will not only help your organization as a whole, but it will make your marketing team's lives much easier. There are several ways you can utilize your CMS to optimize…
  • Optimizing your responsive Sitecore site’s performance

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Creating a site that is accessible to your mobile users is vital in today’s world. This is why many Sitecore customers are choosing to build their site responsively. Responsive web design (RWD) refers to designing and building your site on grids and percentages to make your site respond to whatever device a visitor is using to give them the best possible experience. Using RWD to build your Sitecore site will not eliminate the need to optimize your site’s performance to improve your user experience. How can you optimize your site for better performance?  Asset Compression You…
  • Should you use Open Source for your CMS?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A look at the pros and cons of using an open source CMS platform for your site Choosing a CMS is never an easy task. At Oshyn, we’ve seen our fair share of CMS selection projects. We know what to look out for and what features of a platform will really be important to your business (for more detailed information about choosing a CMS - check out our free white paper). One topic that we see come up repeatedly when choosing a CMS is whether or not to go the open source route. While each individual project will have its own specific set of criteria that need to be examined in order to…
  • Using Sitecore to Send Android Push Notifications

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Push notifications are a great way to increase engagement with your app and keep users up-to-date on the latest improvements and updates of your app. Today, I’ll show you how to send a push notification with a Sitecore custom button. First, we have to understand how push notifications for Android works, and then create the functionality for Sitecore. Overview The first thing we have to do is to create an account in the Google Developer Console andcreate a new project. Then we will get the Sender ID and the Application ID numbersthat we will use in the Android app and our function to…
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    FierceContentManagement News

  • The future of digital asset management

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Oracle announced this week its intent to purchase digital asset management, or DAM, vendor Front Porch Digital, for an undisclosed sum. Oracle execs say the acquisition will help the company provide solutions for businesses grappling with the challenges of working with large amounts of rich media.
  • Spotlight: Efforts to fix federal RM issues may be delayed by Congress

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    If we're being generous, we could say that current federal records management policies still need ... a little bit of work.
  • Accellion announces new cloud content connectors for Box, Dropbox

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Mobile file sharing vendor Accellion announced this week the availability of a collection of kiteworks cloud content connectors for Box and Dropbox. The new integration gives IT managers control over content employees are storing in the cloud while allowing users to access content from either side of the firewall.
  • AU government edges closer to total Drupal-based website unification

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Australia's plan to combine its multiple governmental websites onto one Drupal-based CMS platform is really starting to come together. Australia's Department of Finance announced this week plans to migrate Australia.gov.au and finance.gov.au to its new online content management system, govCMS, powered by digital business company Acquia.
  • Inspector General report: EHR certification program deeply flawed

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    The push to implement electronic health records systems is reaching critical mass but a new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General reveals what some hospital administrators have been saying for a while. The process just isn't ready for prime time.
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    OnRecord | Records Management Blog

  • How to reduce storage costs and make better use of floorspace – Part One

    Ross Nepean
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Most records managers have probably lost a bit of sleep over the years dealing with the issue of physical records. Storing and managing physical records has never been an easy task and the challenge is unfortunately getting harder. Why? On the one hand, physical record volumes have been growing steadily. Despite promises that paper would go the way of the dodo in the electronic age, the reality is quite the opposite. The high cost of office space is another factor putting the squeeze on paper records. After a brief slowdown, commercial real estate costs are once again on the rise in most…
  • Getting to paperlite: Insights from our recent webinar – Part Two

    Ross Nepean
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    In last week’s blog post we shared some of the general questions that came up during our recent webinar, Getting to Paperlite. In the first round of Q&A, we learned about the importance of RIM fundamentals and talked about how to make the business case for paperlite. This week we focus on questions about the use of EDRMS software as tool for going paperlite. As we discussed in the webinar, software can play a very important role in reducing paper records. Some of the ways it does this is by supporting your imaging efforts and by automatically identifying any paper records that are…
  • Getting to paperlite: Insights from our recent webinar – Part One

    Ross Nepean
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    In our recent webinar, Getting to Paperlite, we revealed best practices, tools, and strategies that you can use to reduce the volume of paper records in your organization. These included: Records management fundamentals like classification and retention schedules Regular purges of existing collections Centralization of your active records Standardized filing systems Using software to track files and manage retention periods Document imaging During the Q&A session after the presentation, our guests asked some great questions of our expert panel. In a two-part blog post, we are sharing the…
  • Best Practices for Document Scanning in the Energy Industry – Part 2

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    In last week’s blog post, we shared several best practices to help you overcome the challenges of scanning energy records. These included: how to determine the best approach to the scan and the importance of cleaning up your physical files. This week, we continue to share our expertise in energy imaging, looking at best practices for resourcing, document security and more. Make sure you have the right resources on hand It is extremely important to ensure that your imaging project is supported with the right resources – and to have a clear understanding of the impact resourcing will…
  • Best Practices for Document Scanning in the Energy Industry – Part 1

    Ross Nepean
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    For energy companies, document imaging offers a number of potential benefits, including greater operational efficiency, improved risk management and streamlined acquisitions and divestitures. However, document imaging projects in the energy industry come with unique challenges that organizations in other industries don’t have to contend with. TAB has been fortunate to work with dozens of energy companies over the years so we understand these unique challenges. In a two-part blog post we will share what we have learned, offering nine best practices to help make your energy imaging project a…
 
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    Microserve - Drupal Website Development

  • Omega 4.x: setup and comparison

    sophie-sk
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    About a year ago I wrote a post on my personal blog about theming with Zen versus theming with Omega, and someone pointed out that there was a new release of Omega. However, until now, I've not been able to look and see how it differs. Armed with a free week to do some personal learning and keen to finally try installing and playing with Sass for the first time, Omega 4 became my guinea pig. This post serves two purposes: it's partly a comparison between Omega 3 and Omega 4, but it also documents how to create an Omega 4 subtheme and set up Sass for the first time. Before we begin About Omega…
  • Coding in the Cloud

    martin
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    An old timer like myself couldn't help but be filled with trepidation when it was revealed I'd be acting as the company guinea pig to give cloud based development a viability road test on my latest project. No matter how cool I played it, the momentary panic at the thought of working without the tried and tested 'REAL' software apps installed on my macbook, must have been visible on my face. You'll have to pry my favourite text editor out of my cold dead hands! I've been used to the same comfy workflow for the last few years. A local environment comprising of the same trusty text editor/IDE,…
  • Mid-Level Drupal Developer

    rick@microserveltd.co.uk
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Due to continued growth and exciting new projects we’re looking to expand our specialist Drupal development team, with the addition of a talented and enthusiastic mid-level developer. If you’re a natural-born problem-solver with at least 2-3 years development experience, we’d love to hear from you. Ideally we’re looking for someone with Drupal experience, but we’re also keen to chat to anyone with solid LAMP background who’s keen to learn about Drupal. About Microserve We’re one of the largest dedicated Drupal development agencies in the UK, based in Bristol’s beautiful…
  • Universal Analytics and Drupal - What do you need to know?

    rick@microserveltd.co.uk
    14 May 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Universal Analytics is the latest improvement to Google Analytics and primarily aims to provide a more user-centric view so you can see how users are engaging with your website across a wide range of different devices. This post aims to cover some of the key areas such as why you should upgrade and how to upgrade. Please feel free to skip to relevant sections: Universal Vs Classic What new features can I make use of? What do I need to do to upgrade to Universal Analytics? Updating the Drupal tracking code Additional tracking code syntax changes How does this affect me and do I need to act…
  • When to use $query->fetchAll() (hint: it's optional)

    Mark Pavlitski
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Something that has come up on one of our projects recently is when to use fetchAll() or equivalents like fetchAllAssoc(). When writing a db_query() or db_select() query, you don't always need to use $query->fetchAll() or $query->fetchAllAssoc() to retrieve the result set; it's optional. Database queries in Drupal 7 are iterator objects, so you can treat them like an array and loop over the results with foreach(). If you're going to do any processing on the results, it'll be quicker and use much less memory this way. So for example, this will still work, note the lack of fetchAll():…
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    CMS2CMS

  • WordPress vs Drupal: Choose Your Ideal Business Tool.

    Natalia Bogdanets
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    If creating a business is on the horizon – you might probably be wondering which CMS would be the best choice to settle it on. In this article we are going to look at Drupal vs WordPress to figure out … Continue reading →The post WordPress vs Drupal: Choose Your Ideal Business Tool. appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Why Move Joomla to WordPress? [Prezi]

    Natalia Bogdanets
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Choosing the right web tool is never easy. You must take into account more than just what experts recommend – but evaluate how much you know, how much you want to know, and what your website goals are. While there … Continue reading →The post Why Move Joomla to WordPress? [Prezi] appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Top 7 Mistakes Made by Photographers Using WordPress

    Natalia Bogdanets
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Gone are the days when WordPress was associated with blogging. Though it indeed was the platform’s original intention – WordPress has matured greatly in the last few years and is now an incredibly flexible platform not only for content management, … Continue reading →The post Top 7 Mistakes Made by Photographers Using WordPress appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Telerik Sitefinity to WordPress. How-To Guide of Migration. [Infographic]

    Natalia Bogdanets
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Needless to say that the right CMS is the key to a website’s success. That’s why it is so important to choose the proper one which will suit your needs and requirements best. When it comes to choosing between Telerik … Continue reading →The post Telerik Sitefinity to WordPress. How-To Guide of Migration. [Infographic] appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • WordPress Vs Joomla Vs Drupal: Choosing the Right CMS

    Natalia Bogdanets
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    Needless to say that it’s almost impossible to overestimate the crucial importance of right-your-size CMS. From thousands of CMS’s that are currently floating around the web  - finding the right one has become somewhat of an ordeal. Take your time … Continue reading →The post WordPress Vs Joomla Vs Drupal: Choosing the Right CMS appeared first on CMS2CMS.
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    Document U Blog

  • InfoGov Challenge: Capturing Domain Knowledge of Departing Boomers

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Done right, information governance captures the institutional memory of the people in an organization about the documents that have been used to record its activities over time. There are usually a few key people who know which business units have developed specific reports or forms for specific items, when the information in those reports or forms changed or when the reports or forms were discontinued, what information is contained in decommissioned or legacy systems, and what unique document types may have been acquired during the organization's assimilation of other companies or assets.
  • Serial M&A Technology

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    A company that is planning to acquire one or more companies in its own line of business can make pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition document integration a seamless business process. In fact its M&A process can be a major competitive advantage, enabling it to make far more acquisitions in a given time with far lower transaction costs than its competitors. The underlying premise is that it takes the same types of documents containing the same types of information to operate companies in the same lines of business. For example, all oil & gas exploration companies will…
  • New Technology for Faster, More Comprehensive M&A Due Diligence

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    M&A due diligence examination of the documents of the to-be-acquired company is critical - nobody wants to repeat HP's $8.8 billion write-down following its acquisition of Autonomy. Faced with daunting volumes of data to review and accelerated time lines, acquiring companies often turn to technology tools used in e-discovery in an attempt to find the most relevant of the to-be-acquired company's documents. Virtually all of those tools are text-based or text restricted, making them unable to assist in finding or analyzing the large proportion of non-textual documents in many organizations,…
  • Documents ARE Structured - Just Heterogeneously

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Writers in the information management space often speak of structured vs. unstructured data and then analyze documents as if they were "unstructured." However, when documents are clustered by visual similarity, they are actually fairly structured within clusters, e.g., invoices, letters, and emails each have recurring attributes or data elements located in generally the same place in the documents in that cluster. It is actually more accurate to say that documents are heterogeneously structured - once they are clustered into groups of visually-similar documents, there are recurring attributes…
  • Faceted Classification: Collective Classification and Access Decisions

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Faceted classification represents the collective judgment of knowledge workers or subject matter experts from multiple areas in an organization on how to classify documents and grant access to them. It is a logical outgrowth of visual classification and builds on the organization's existing access authorization infrastructure. Faceted classification is an extremely efficient way to remove documents that are not needed by an organization and to remove exact and visual duplicates of the documents that are needed. When used as an integral part of information governance it can reduce required…
 
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